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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,391 People

    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    I went inside and cried

    and cried and cried until there were no more tears. I felt tore up. I counted how much people I could talk to who would really understand and there was just one(on EP). I counted how much people care, no one cares. No one really cares. I wanna die. I'm fed up. But I can't. I don...
    chocolateinmyblood chocolateinmyblood 16-17 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    I'm Tired of feeling stupid.

    .tired of getting hurt..
    James550 James550 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Sometimes even a song can't describe the

    feeling of pain that I have to go through..
    nelizabth292 nelizabth292 13-15, F 18 hrs ago

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    I have had depression

    now since i was a kid but its turned into severe depression over the past few years and i dont really remember ever being happy so its hard to fight the depression when you dont know whats on the other side but never the less i have been going doctors to get it fixed but its...
    ymasxatl ymasxatl 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Numbness is the only thing

    that I feel as of lately. My wrist wants a nice cold blade against it. It's begging to be cut. My eyes feel as if they want to cry but my mind and body doesn't understand the feeling. Broken is all I am an all I'll ever be.
    Haixiu Haixiu 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 12 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I've been doing good with depression

    for the past months or so. I've been happy. Been going out and doing things. But now over the past few days I've been starting to relapse. I'm starting to feel lonely again. Everyone I talk to just stops talking to me. Everyone I got out to places with just either go without...
    JonnySlackMallon JonnySlackMallon 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I used to think I could get past this

    and be happy. Though lately I've been depressed to the point I can not function. It's too hard. People can't just say I'm giving up, because that would require having something worth fighting for
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Lately I've been seeing a lot of things saying

    that people who are really depressed hide behind a smile and try to make everyone else happy cause they don't want them to feel that way...and that that's why suicide is always surprising...but I don't think that's always how it is, sure it could play out that way but I've been...
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    When youre just too damn depressed

    for the moment and hurt because of people whom you trusted with your life would just keep hurting you so youd just try to aleep while listening to Linkin Park and Breaking Benjamin on max volume because just **** it.. Things will always be like that forever so why even try to...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    These last few months,

    I've noticed something. I'm not as sad as I used to be, and I think it's because I've found new things that help cope with it. One thing I found very, very helpful was simply listening to some spoken word poetry while going on a walk. (my favorite poem is The Nutritionist by...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    jacobnipper jacobnipper 13-15 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    so i battle depression

    and i had who i thought was my friend tell me at least i dont have suicidal thoughts in a real ****** up way. i just can't understand why would you say that to someone who's struggling everyday.
    ledsteven95 ledsteven95 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I don't know what I've done,

    I mean I was just an autistic girl with an aspiration, To be accepted, I tried to "patch things up" make them right... All I got was ignorance and rejection, You've tried to turn everyone against me, Is it entirely my fault that this happened? You were the one who asked me. I've...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I'm having one of those days

    where I think everyone is better than I am. I'm comparing myself to my friends. They're smarter, prettier, and likable. Some days I just ******* hate myself.
    trademymistakesXxxx trademymistakesXxxx 16-17, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I wish I could cry,

    only the tears can't be found. I'm surrounded by a thousand screams, but I can't hear a single sound. I'm walking through a land of darkness, without even a flashlight. I'm hit by a thousand fists, and I've forgotten how to fight. I know that I need to breathe, but my...
    good4nothin1 good4nothin1 31-35, M 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    i cant do anything right.

    my whole life i have not been able to gain weight or absorb fat in my body. ive been bullied so much thats my life. i hate how i look. im a stick. and i can never get a boyfriend. and im 21. i ruined the only thing i had which was my beautiful face two years ago because i didnt...
    ineedhelp122 ineedhelp122 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    For the past month I've been

    so depressed.. Today I felt happy, I feel happy right now. I wish it could stay this way forever. It's a nice feeling. I want you all to feel nothing but happiness, if not now, soon! ❤️
    kristen1993 kristen1993 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I am 13 years old, 8 of my best friends have

    died due to Leukima, Suicide Attempts and A car crash and being ran over 😔 I have self harmed since I was about 7 years old. I had to go to councelling and I hate myself and my whole life is confusing 😪
    EmRiddell EmRiddell 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm having one of those moments

    where one single issue just sent me back down to "the low mood". When this hits it's nearly impossible not to fall into a depressed sleep. Staying awake is hard when I feel like this and honestly, I don't see a point in staying awake in the first place.
    magickmegs magickmegs 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I've been in bed for the past month.

    I've never left my house. Sleep all day, up all night. I cry more than I should. I've been thinking of all the awful things that has happened to me and it's making it worse. People are so ****** up. I blame them for me being this way. If I didn't go through some of the things I...
    kristen1993 kristen1993 22-25, F 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I wanted to post this picture

    and write my soul down to deal with my pain but I can't even describe how bad I feel right now.
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Recently I have been feeling very overwhelmed

    and flooded with sadness and despair. If these feelings temporarily leave me, they return soon after. Does anyone else get this and how do you deal with it?
    libertinette libertinette 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 204 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I am gone. I'm so far gone you wouldn't

    even know So far gone I won't even show. I'm so far gone and there's no way out so far gone I just want to shout. I'm so far gone you could never hear me scream So far gone you wouldn't hear a thing. I'm too far gone I try and let you see. So far gone you wouldn't notice me. I'm...
    1986shanet 1986shanet 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Today's one of those

    where everything seems ****. Im so tired.
    drekarbouch drekarbouch 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Depression, fear, and failure has been my worst

    enemy. I'm my own worst enemy. I could think and dream about all the great things about what life could be like, but I sell myself short, of empty promises. I live for the temporary, and never going anywhere. I know if I give up, there would be no growth, and I would go insane...
    RichiNatural97 RichiNatural97 70+, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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